Sleep Through the Static Album

Artist(s): Jack Johnson

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Tracklist

All at Once

length: 3:38
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson


All at once
The world
Can't overwhelm me
Theres almost nothin'
That you could tell me
That could ease my mind
Which way will you run
When it's always
All around you
And the feelin' lost
And found you again
A feelin'
That we have no control
Around a song
Some say
There's gonna be
The new hell
Some say
It's still
Too early to tell
Some say
It really
Ain't no myth at all
Keep askin ourselves
Are we really
Strong enough
There's so many things
That we got
Too proud of
We're too proud of
We're too proud of
I wanna take
The preconceived
Out from
Underneath your feet
We could shake it off
Instead
We'll plant some seeds
We'll watch em' as they grow
And with each new beat
From your heart
The roots grow deeper
The branches
Will they reach for what
Nobody really knows
But underneath it all
There's this heart
All alone
What about is gone
And it really
Won't be so long
Sometimes it feels
Like a heart
Is no place
To be singin'
From at all
There's a world
We've never seen
There's still hope
Between the dreams
The weight of it all
Could blow away
With a breeze
If your waitin
On the wind
Don't forget to breathe
Cause as the darkness
Gets deeper
We'll be sinkin
As we reach for love
At least somethin
We could hold
But i'll reach to you
From where time
Just can't go
What about is gone
And it really
Won't be so long
Sometimes it feels
Like a heart
Is no place
To be singin'
From at all

Sleep Through the Static

length: 3:44
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Trouble travels fast
When you’re specially designed for crash testing
Or wearing wool sunglasses in the afternoon
Come on and tell us what you’re trying to prove
Because it’s a battle when you dabble in war
You store it up, unleash it, then you piece it together
Whether the storm drain running rampant just stamp it
And send it to somebody who’s pretending to care
Just cash in your blanks for little toy tanks
Learn how to use them, then abuse them and choose them
Over conversations relationships are overrated
“I hated everyone” said the sun
And so I will cook all your books
You’re too good looking and mistooken
You could watch it instead
From the comfort of your burning beds
…Or you can sleep through the static
Who needs sleep when we’ve got love?
Who needs keys when we’ve got clubs?
Who needs please when we’ve got guns?
Who needs peace when we’ve gone above
But beyond where we should have gone?
We went beyond where we should have gone
Stuck between channels my thoughts all quit
I thought about them too much, allowed them to touch
The feelings that rained down on the plains all dried and cracked
Waiting for things that never came
Shock and awful thing to make somebody think
That they have to choose pushing for peace supporting the troops
And either you’re weak or you’ll use brut force-feed the truth
The truth is we say not as we do
We say anytime, anywhere, just show your teeth and strike the fear
Of god wears camouflage, cries at night and drives a dodge
Pick up the beat and stop hogging the feast
That’s no way to treat an enemy
Well mighty mighty appetite
we just eat ‘em up and keep on driving
Freedom can be freezing take a picture from the pretty side
Mind your manners wave your banners
What a wonderful world that this angle can see
But who needs to see what we’ve done?
Who needs please when we’ve got guns?
Who needs keys when we’ve got clubs?
Who needs peace when we’ve gone above
But beyond where we should have gone?
Beyond where we should have gone
We went beyond where we should have gone
Beyond where we should have gone
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Hope

length: 3:43
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
writer: Jack Johnson, Zach Rogue
Shadow walks faster than you
You don't really know what to do
Do you think that you're not alone?
You really think that you are immune to
It's gonna get that the best of you
It's gonna lift you up and let you down
It will defeat you then teach you to get back up
After it takes away all that
You learn to love

Your reflection is a blur
Out of focus
But in confusion
The frames are suddenly burnt
At in the end of a roll of delusion
A ghost waiting its turn
Now I see can right through
It's a warning that nobody heard

It will teach you to love what you're afraid of
After it takes away all that
You learn to love
But you don't
Always
Have to hold to your head
Higher than your heart

You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better be hoping you're not so,

Du du du
Hope you're not alone
Hmm hmm humm

Your,
Your echo comes back out of tune
Now you can probably get used to it
Reverb is just a room
The problem is that there's no truth
It fading way too soon
Your shadow is on the move
And maybe you should be moving too
Before it takes away all that you learned to love
It will defeat you then teach you to get back up
Cause you don't
Always
Have to hold your head
Higher than your heart

You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better be hoping you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not so,

Du ru ru ru ru
Hope you're not alone
Hmm hmmm hmmmm
Better hope
Huuu huuu hmmm
Better hope you're not alone
Huuu huuu hmmm
Hope

Angel

length: 2:04
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson
I've got an angel
She doesn't wear any wings
She wears a heart that could melt my own
She wears a smile that could make me want to sing
She gives me presents
With her presence alone
She gives me everything I could wish for
She gives me kisses on the lips just for coming home

She can make angels
I've seen it with my own eyes
You got to be careful when you you've got good love
'Cause them angels will just keep on multiplying

You're so busy changing the world
Just one smile can change all of mine
We share the same soul
Oh oh oh oh oh
We share the same soul
Oh oh oh oh oh
We share the same soul
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Mm mm mm mm

Enemy

length: 3:49
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

After we spoke I had a dream that I broke
The teeth from a mouth of a snake
That I choked on the teeth
They were mine all along
I picked up the pieces when I woke
Put them in a boat made of things that I don't want to see
I blew on the sail
Watched it drift out to sea
The further it drifted the closer it came to me
I can't explain
So I took it apart in a billion boxes
There was only one thing
You might think I'm your enemy
But that don't make you mine
And all I have now is empathy
I wish that you'd stop trying
Oh, please stop lying
Stop la la la la la la la
La la la la la...
The hatred in the box then I locked
The strongest one I knew
I buried it all, grew a tree without thorns
Sat beneath the shade
You might think I'm your enemy
But that don't make you mine
And all I have now is above thee
I wish that you'd stop trying
Oh please stop lying
Please stop la la la la la la
La la la la la...
La la la la la...
Thanks to nick for these lyrics

If I Had Eyes

length: 3:59
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
background vocals: Danny Riley and JP Plunier
handclaps: Emmett Malloy, Josh Arroyo and JP Plunier
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson
If I had eyes in the back of my head
I would have told you that
You looked good
As I walked away

And if you could've tried to trust the hand that failed
You would've never been hungry
But you never really be

The more of this or less of this or is there any difference
Or are we just holding onto the things we don't have anymore

Sometimes time doesn't heal
No not at all
Just stand still
While we fall
In or out of love again I doubt I'm gonna win you back
When you got eyes like that
It won't let me in
Always looking out

Lot of people spend their time just floating
We were victims together but lonely
You got hungry eyes that just can't look forward
Can't give them enough but we just can't start over
Building with bent nails we're
Falling but holding, I don't wanna take up anymore of your time
Time time time

Sometimes time doesn't heal
No not all
Just stand still
While we fall
In or out of love again I doubt I'm gonna win you back
When you got eyes like that
It won't let me in
Always looking out
Always lookin'

Same Girl

length: 2:13
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

If you could read my mind
You'd say baby you're right
And I don't wanna fight anymore
You're usually righter than I am
And I'm not a very good fighter
And my, neither are you
So let's be through with this one
Cause some things never change
I know you're still my same girl
Who builds her own frames
For the pictures that she paints
With lots of monoray
Men across the bay
Right back to my same girl
Uhmmm hmmm hmmmm
Uhmmm hmmmm hmmmmm hmm
How can you be so calm when the truth is sometimes
Living in the eye of the storm
With everything going on around us
I feel comfort in the sounds when you say
It will be ok
Like a star guiding me to the light of the day
Told dreams it could follow me
But not with my same girl
How builds her own frames
For the pictures she paints
With lights of Monterey
Men across the bay
Right back to my same girl
Thanks to Vanessa for these lyrics
Thanks to Austin Curtis for these lyrics

What You Thought You Need

length: 5:28
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Well I cant give you everything you want
But I could give you what you thought you need
A map to keep beneath your seat
You’ll read to me in time I’ll get you there
But fold it up so we don’t find our way back soon
Nobody knows we’re here
We could park the van and walk to town
Find the cheapest bottle of wine that we could find
And talk about the road behind
How getting lost is not a waste of time
The water mole will take us home
And in a moment we will sing as the forest sleeps
It’s all for the sake of arriving with you
Well its all for the sake of arriving with you
Well I will make the table into a bed
The candle is burning down its time to rest
Can’t take back things already gone
I could give you promises for keeps
And I would only take them back
If they become your own and you give them to me
And its all for the sake of arriving with you
Well its all for the sake of arriving with you
We could make this into anything
We could make this grow and become what we’ll be
This could make us into anything
It could make us become more than what you see
Mhm hm hm hm hm hm
Mhm hm hm hm hm hm
Its just like it feels

Adrift

length: 3:57
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Your voice is adrift
I can't expect it to sing to me
As if I was the only one
I'll follow you
The leaf that's following the sun
When will my weight be too much for you?
When will these ideas really be my own?
Cause this moment keeps on moving
We were never meant to hold on
This was a scene worth waking up for
When I woke up
You planted me in my own body
Don't know why
But somehow it just feels so wrong
When you're sad I will be lonely
But when you rise again I'll become the sun
I will shine down upon you
As if you were the only one
Your voice is your own, I can't protect it
You'll have to sing
A verse no one has ever known
Don't be afraid
Cause no one ever sings alone
Your way will never be too much for me
Your ideas have always been your own
And this moment keeps on moving
We were never meant to hold on

Go On

length: 4:35
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
acoustic guitar: Trent Johnson
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

In my rearview
I watch you watching the twilight
Behind the telephone lines
Nothing to prove, or to assume
Just thinking if your thoughts are different than mine
In my rearview
I watch you
I give you your life, would you give me mine?
I see you slowly swim away
Cause the light is leaving town
To a place that I can't be
There's no apologies
Just go on
Just go on
There're still so many things
I wanna to say to you
But go on
Just go on
We're bound by blood that's moving
The moment that we started
The moment that we started
I see perfect little lives
Watch the shadows of the clouds
And the surface of the ocean out the window of a plane
I get nervous when I fly
I'm used to walking with my feet
Turbulence is like a sigh that I can't help but over think
What is the purpose of my life
If it doesn't ever do
With learning to let it go
Live life vicariously through you
You can do the same
It's the least you can do
Cause it's a lonely little chain
If you don't add to it
So go on
Just go on
There's so many things
I wanna say to you
Go on
Just go on
We're bound by blood and love
The moment that we started
Just go on
Just go on
There're still so many things
I wanna say to you
Just go on
Just go on
We're bound by blood that's moving
The moment that we started
The moment that we started

They Do, They Don't

length: 4:12
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Tied down against the tracks
Screamin' in silent black and white
You trust us
We are such villains
We will tell ourselves anything we want to hear
If we are willin’
To listen is to learn
And too much is what we deserve
And how come when we say that we do; we don’t
Can pray to anybody you want; we won’t
oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
But if were the ones to blame then the fruit
It shouldn’t taste so good
We were used
To think we got nothing to lose
We’re losin’ everything but the truth
Cause walkin’ straight into a road block, bendin’
Left, it ended
Your point of view is chosen by the serpent’s rules
With all it’s do’s and don’ts
The future’s an empty promise
I’m concerned and so tired of waitin’
But we could sell it wooden horses full of nightmares
And when they open
This all might be composed
There’s no goin’ back to the good old days
It’s just a favoring and some new light
Archaism is a dusty road leadin’ us back to nowhere
If we’re the ones to blame then the fruit
It shouldn’t taste so good
We were used
To think we got nothing to lose
We’re losin’ everything but the truth
Cause walkin’ straight into a road block, endin’
Left, it bended
Your point of view is chosen by the serpent’s rules
oh oh oh oh
How come when we say we do; we don’t
How come when we say we will; we won’t
How come when we say we do; we don’t
How come when we say we will; we won’t

While We Wait

length: 1:27
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

It feels right
It feels wrong
It feels like when you have it, then it's gone
I want more
More and more
And if you steal the fire
Give me some
Cause the sun
Disobeys while it waits for a friend to arrive from the past
What holds us around, and around
While we wait

Monsoon

length: 4:17
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
writer: Merlo Podlewski, Jack Johnson

I feel sorrow for the fear
And everything it brings
Wonder if it will ever sleep
I know you understand
Because you briefly look away
Focusing on nothing
So now everything is clear
Cause there's noone to blame
You got no place to hide
It's only in your mind
And I saw you - in amazement
Stumbling through the day
You told me time - never waits
What is that supposed to mean?
All of life
Is in one drop of the ocean
Waiting to go home
Just waiting to go home
And if the moon
Can turn the tides it can pull the tears
and take them from our eyes
And make them into monsoons
And turn them into mon -
Sooner or later they'll weave their way back to the sea
Gonna finally be free
Yeah, free for a while
Until they break
Like waves of sorrow
Always do, all into time
Because time never waits
Daddy don't day dream again
Just help me to believe and then
Show me that there's more than the meantime
Sonny, do you hear the sound?
You will feel it when it breaks
You will know it when its gone
How else can I explain?
Because it's only the pain
It's coming straight through
Come into a mind
Cross cut to you - in amazement
Stumbling through the day
You tell me that time - never waits
That's ok cause I don't wait for time
When all of life
Is in one drop of the ocean
Waiting to go home
Just waiting to go home
And if the moon
Can turn the tides, it can pull the tears
And take them from our eyes
And turn them into monsoons
Make them into mon -
Sooner or later they'll weave their way back to the sea
Gonna finally be free
Yeah, free for a while
Until they break
Like waves of sorrow
Always break all in due time
Cause time never waits

Losing Keys

length: 4:29
producer: JP Plunier
lead vocals: Jack Johnson
mixer: Robert Carranza
engineer: Robert Carranza
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Jack Johnson
composer: Jack Johnson
lyricist: Jack Johnson

Don't worry
Everybody in the room notices you
Sit back and relax
The night is early
We are about to overdo it
So come and tell me something that you've already told me
Cause everybody's heard our lovely stories
I'm hoping some of them are true
I've been losing lots of keys lately,
I don't know what that means
But maybe I've been better off with things that can't be locked at all
I've been feeling kind of sea sick lately,
See you reaching to me gonna save me
You were me, I would much rather take the fall
The world has its ways
To quite us down
The world has its ways
To quiet us down comes the rain
Down comes our spirits again
But Down comes the strength
To lift us up and then...
Been going up when now
For to long
Forget how
To let go
Seems to hard
To late now
To turn around
The world has its ways
To quite us down
The world has its ways
To quiet us down comes rain
Down comes our spirits again
Down comes the strength
To lift us up and then...